Category: Preventive Dentistry

What Happens if You Skip a Checkup and Cleaning?

When you take exceptionally good care of your teeth at home, it can seem like postponing or skipping a checkup and cleaning appointment wouldn’t be a big deal. However, missing your appointment could have several negative consequences for your oral health, and many of them may not be immediately noticeable. At our El Paso, TX,… Read more »

What Do Checkups & Cleanings Actually Prevent?

Most cosmetic and restorative dental treatments are only recommended when they’re absolutely necessary. That means you may never need one if you keep your smile consistently healthy and free of disease. However, preventive dental care is necessary for everyone, no matter how healthy their smiles may seem at the moment. For example, attending regular checkups… Read more »

How Clean Are Your Teeth, Really?

Cleaning your teeth is one of the most important parts of your preventive dental care routine, and it includes what you do at home as well as what happens during your cleaning appointments. However, despite knowing the basics of good dental hygiene (i.e., brushing and flossing your teeth regularly), you may not always be perfect… Read more »

Keep Your Teeth Clean Between Checkups & Cleanings

It’s no secret that good dental hygiene and regular checkups and cleanings are cornerstones of keeping your smile healthy for life. Yet, many people don’t realize that even one small hiccup in their routines can make way for harmful oral bacteria to cause trouble. Dental conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease, and more are… Read more »

What You Can Avoid with Regular Checkups & Cleanings

As part of an effective dental hygiene and preventive routine, most people recognize that routine checkups and cleanings are important. Yet, many patients don’t realize the importance of sticking to the routine every time. Therefore, many patients may skip an appointment here and there, and despite their efforts, they still experience dental issues that may… Read more »

How Do I Prevent Tooth Loss from Happening?

The good news about tooth loss is that it isn’t as big of a deal as it used to be. With fewer options for replacing lost teeth and rudimentary technology, dentists of the past were limited in their ability to design appropriate prostheses. Today, however, custom restorations can rebuild virtually any smile. In addition, advanced… Read more »

A Checklist for Your Checkups and Cleanings

Checkups and cleanings are the most well-known form of dental treatment, but many patients don’t fully realize their importance. Your visits do more than give your dentist a chance to judge how well you take of your teeth. They’re also important for preventing dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease, and for detecting bite… Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Dental Cleanings

When you brush and floss your teeth twice every day, the ritual can become so ingrained that you do it automatically, without always thinking about it. Professional dental cleanings, however, are typically spaced out every six months, with enough space between them that they may not exactly feel routine. Nevertheless, professional care and maintenance is… Read more »

2 Important Facts About Your Dental Checkups

Regular dental checkup and cleaning appointments are a vital part of a consistently good dental health and hygiene routine. In addition to brushing your teeth at least twice every day and flossing at least once, dental cleanings are the only way to effectively keep oral bacteria from threatening your smile. Your checkups are also the… Read more »

The Common Causes of Adult Tooth Loss

It happens so often as people get older that you might not even question it. But there are specific reasons for every case of adult tooth loss, and age is never one of them. In fact, the most common cause of adult tooth loss is gum disease—a condition that often results from inadequate hygiene and… Read more »